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Re: SanDisk USB stick problem

On 12/8/20 8:53 AM, Stefan Monnier wrote:
I bought a SanDisk Cruzer Glide USB stick.  The fine print on the package
says it has SecureAccess software.  It is so secure it prevents me from
writing to it without running the included Bill Gates cancerous, virus
infested, scourge of the Earth software.


fred@ragnok:/media/usb0$ ls -l
total 8416
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root   16384 Jul  9  2018 SanDiskSecureAccess
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 8600360 Nov  4  2016 SanDiskSecureAccessV3.01_win.exe

How did you mount it?

root@ragnok:/home/fred# chown fred /media/usb0
chown: changing ownership of '/media/usb0': Operation not permitted
Attempts to add write permission are also denied.

What does `dmesg` say?

Is there any way to disable or remove the SecureAccess software?

Others have suggested reformatting, but maybe a more constructive path
forward is to return the bugger, complaining that it doesn't work.


I have considered returning it but it only cost $6.72 and it isn't worth standing in line at Walmart. If I can't get it to work I will bash it with a hammer to see what is inside and buy something else that doesn't have SecureAccess on it.
Best regards,

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